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grease Explained

grease at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


grease at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1290, from Anglo-Fr. grece, from O.Fr. graisse, from V.L. *crassia "(melted) animal fat, grease," from L. crassus "thick, solid, fat." Verb sense of "ply with bribe or protection money" is 1526, from notion of grease the wheels "make things run smoothly" (c.1440). To grease (someone's) palm is from 1581. Greasy spoon "small cheap restaurant" is from 1925. Greaser, derogatory Amer.Eng. slang for "native Mexican or Latin American," first attested 1849. ///

grease at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: craisse, graisse, from Latin crassus 'thick, fat']//
1 a fatty or oily substance that comes off meat when it is cooked, or off food made using butter or oil:
2 a thick oily substance that is put on the moving parts of a car, machine etc to make it run or move smoothly:
3 an oily substance that is produced by your skin: elbow grease at elbow1 (3)//
grease 2 v [T]
1 to put butter, grease etc on a pan etc to prevent food from sticking to it: --Grease the pan before you pour the batter in.// --a greased baking tray//
2 grease sb's palm: to give someone money in a secret or dishonest way in order to persuade them to do something// --Joseph was able to grease a few palms, thus helping his brother to escape.//
3 like greased lightning: informal extremely fast//

grease at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

175 Moby Thesaurus words for "grease":
Trinkgeld, adulation, aid, animal oil, anoint, approach, beeswax,
blandishment, blarney, blunt, bonus, boodle, bounty, brass, bread,
bribe, bucks, bunkum, buy, buy off, cabbage, cajolement, cajolery,
cerate, chips, clear the way, compliment, consideration, corrupt,
dab, daub, dinero, donative, double time, dough, drag, dress,
drying oil, dub, ease, embrocate, equalize, essential oil, ester,
even, expedite, explain, eyewash, facilitate, fair words, fat,
fatty oil, fawning, fee, fix, fixed oil, flatten, flattery, gelt,
get at, get to, gilt, glycerolate, grade, gratuity, gravy,
grease the palm, grease the ways, grease the wheels, green,
green stuff, harrow, hasten, help along, honeyed phrases,
honeyed words, honorarium, hydrogenated fat, incense,
incentive pay, inducement, jack, kale, lagniappe, lard, largess,
lay, level, liberality, lipid, loose, lubricate, make clear,
make way for, mazuma, mineral oil, moolah, mopus, mow, oil,
oil of palms, ointment, oleum, oof, ooftish, open the way, open up,
palaver, palm oil, pave the way, pay off, perks, perquisite, plane,
planish, plaster, polyunsaturated fat, pomade, pourboire, praise,
premium, prepare the way, pretty lies, purchase, quicken, reach,
remove friction, rhino, rocks, run interference for, salve, sebum,
shave, shekels, simoleons, simplify, slick, slick on, smear,
smooth, smooth down, smooth out, smooth the way, soap,
soap the ways, soft soap, something extra, speed, spondulics,
sportula, suborn, sugar, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words,
sweetener, sycophancy, take care of, tallow, tamper with,
the needful, tickle the palm, tin, tip, unbar, unblock, unclog,
unguent, unjam, unsaturated fat, vegetable oil, volatile oil,
wampum, wax, wheedling

grease at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Oiliness): oiliness, unctuousness, lubricity, ointment, oil, anointment, lubrication, grease.

[V] (Oiliness): oil, lubricate, grease.

[N] (Oiliness): oiliness, unctuousness, lubricity, ointment, oil, anointment, lubrication, grease

[V] (Oiliness): oil, lubricate, grease.

grease at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun [U]
1 any thick OILY substance, especially one that is used to make machines run smoothly:
Grease marks can be removed with liquid detergent. * Her hands were covered with oil and grease. * the grease in his hair
2 animal fat that has been softened by cooking or heating:
plates covered with grease * There was a film of grease on the kitchen window.
verb [VN] to rub grease or fat on sth:
to grease a cake tin / pan
grease sb's palm (old-fashioned, informal) to give sb money in order to persuade them to do sth dishonest
grease the wheels (AmE) = OIL THE WHEELS

Grease at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Grease \Grease\ (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse;
akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross,
L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.]
1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft
state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.

2. (Far.) An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the
ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing
dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration,
and fungous excrescences.

{Grease bush}. (Bot.) Same as {Grease wood} (below).

{Grease moth} (Zo["o]l.), a pyralid moth ({Aglossa
pinguinalis}) whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc.

{Grease wood} (Bot.), a scraggy, stunted, and somewhat
prickly shrub ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus}) of the Spinach
family, very abundant in alkaline valleys from the upper
Missouri to California. The name is also applied to other
plants of the same family, as several species of
{Atriplex} and {Obione}.

Grease \Grease\ (gr[=e]z or gr[=e]s; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Greased} (gr[=e]zd or gr[=e]sd); p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to
lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.

2. To bribe; to corrupt with presents.

The greased advocate that grinds the poor. --Dryden.

3. To cheat or cozen; to overreach. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

4. (Far.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.

{To grease in the hand}, to corrupt by bribes. --Usher.

grease at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate
machinery) [syn: {lubricating oil}]
2: the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: {dirt},
{filth}, {grime}, {soil}, {stain}, {grunge}]

v : lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels"

grease at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » grece|lang=xno, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » graisse|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » crassus||lang=la|fat, thick.


; Noun
  • Inter: a » UK|US Inter: enPR » grēs, Inter: IPA » /ɡriːs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /gri:s/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-grease.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » iːs
  • Inter: homophones » Greece

; Verb
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: enPR » grēs, Inter: IPA » /ɡriːs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /gri:s/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » grēs|grēz, Inter: IPA » /ɡriːs/|/ɡriːz/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /gri:s/|/gri:z/
  • Inter: rhymes » iːs Inter: qualifier » UK|US
  • Inter: rhymes » iːz Inter: qualifier » US


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Animal fat in a melted or soft state
    1. Inter: context » extension Any oily or fatty matter.
    2. Shorn but not yet cleansed wool
    3. Inflammation of a horse's heels, also known as scratches or pastern dermatitis.


      * Inter: sense » animal fat fat, lard

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from the noun "grease"

  • dirty grease
  • elbow grease
  • grease-box
  • grease gun / grease-gun
  • grease-monkey

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • grease nipple
    • greasepaint / grease-paint
    • grease payment
    • greaseproof
    • greasewood

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • greasiness
  • greasy
  • the squeaky wheel gets the grease
  • greaseball

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » animal fat
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|yndyrë|f
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|شحم|m|tr=šaḥm|alt=شَحْم|sc=Arab
    • Inter: trreq » eu
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|油脂|tr=yóuzhī|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vet|n, Inter: t+ » nl|smeer|n
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|graso
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|eläinrasva
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|graisse|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Fett|n
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שמן|m|tr=shemen
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|चरबी|f|tr=carbī
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|zsír
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|graso
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|grasso|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|脂肪|tr=しぼう, shibō|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|기름|tr=gireum|sc=Kore
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|adeps|c, Inter: t- » la|unguen|n, Inter: t- » la|pingue|n
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|маст|f|tr=mást, Inter: t- » mk|сало|n|tr=sálo
    • Inter: trreq » mt

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|fett, Inter: t+ » no|smøre
  • Inter: trreq » or
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|tłuszcz|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gordura|f, Inter: t+ » pt|graxa|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|grăsime|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сало|n|tr=sálo, Inter: t+ » ru|жир|m|tr=žir, Inter: t+ » ru|масло|n|tr=máslo, Inter: t+ » ru|смалец|m|tr=smálec
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|saill|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|grasa|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|girisi
  • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|கொழுப்பு|tr=komuppu
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|gris
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yağ
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|масло|n|tr=máslo, Inter: t+ » uk|сало|n|tr=sálo
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|چربی|f|tr=carbī
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|mỡ
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|saim|m
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|בוימל|m|tr=bóyməl, Inter: t- » yi|שמאַלץ|n|f|tr=shmalts
  • Zulu: Inter: t- » zu|amafutha

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » oily or fatty matter
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vet|n, Inter: t+ » nl|olie
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שמן|m|tr=shuman, Inter: t+ » he|שמן|m|tr=shemen, Inter: t+ » he|דלק|m|tr=delek
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|グリース|tr=gurīsu|sc=Jpan Inter: qualifier » lubricant
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|маснотија|f|tr=masnótija
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|смазка|f|tr=smázka|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » lubricant, Inter: t+ » ru|мазь|f|tr=mazʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » ointment

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|grasa|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|girisi
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|gris
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|мастило|n|tr=mastýlo, Inter: t- » uk|мазило|n|tr=mazýlo, Inter: t- » uk|мазь|f|tr=mazʹ
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|שמאַלץ|n|f|tr=shmalts

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » shorn but not yet cleansed wool
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|girisi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » inflammation of a horse's heels
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|girisi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » greas|ing
  • Inter: transitiv » e To put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate.
    1. Inter: transitive » informal To bribe.
    2. Inter: quote-book » 2008|title=With Lyon in Missouri|author=Byron Archibald Dunn

    |passage=Then you remember we greased him to the tune of five hundred.
  • Inter: quote-book » 2009|title=GOG - an End Time Mystery|author=Dan Richardson

  • |passage=His employee status didn't entitle him to one, but Magdy on reception would slip him a key if Sabr greased him with a fifty.
    1. Inter: transitive » slang|aviation To perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly.
    2. : ''To my amazement, I greased the landing despite the tricky crosswinds.
    3. Inter: transitive » slang To kill, murder.
    4. : Fatcats who cant be greased by the mob's money are greased the hard way.


      * Inter: sense » put grease or fat on lard

  • Inter: sense » slang for kill or murder bump off, hit, whack

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from the verb "grease"
  • greaser

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • grease the hand

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • grease someone's palm

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » put grease or fat on something
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|smeren, Inter: t- » nl|invetten
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rasvata, Inter: t+ » fi|öljytä, Inter: t+ » fi|voidella
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: Inter: t+ » fr|graisser
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γρασάρω|tr=grasáro|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|zsíroz, Inter: t- » hu|olajoz

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|замастува|tr=zamástuva, Inter: t- » mk|намастува|tr=namástuva, Inter: t- » mk|подмачкува|tr=podmáčkuva
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|engraxar
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|girisi
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|grisim

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to bribe
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|smeren, Inter: t+ » nl|omkopen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|voidella, Inter: t+ » fi|lahjoa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|graisser la patte, Inter: t+ » fr|corrompre

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|megveszteget, Inter: t- » hu|megken
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|girisi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|lubrifier

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|girisi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to kill
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|voidella

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|girisi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » pt: Inter: t+ » pt|untar
    • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|engrasar, Inter: t- » es|lubricar

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * agrees
  • eagers
  • eagres

  • Translation: et » grease
    Translation: el » grease
    Translation: eo » grease
    Translation: fa » grease
    Translation: fr » grease
    Translation: ko » grease
    Translation: io » grease
    Translation: it » grease
    Translation: kn » grease
    Translation: sw » grease
    Translation: lt » grease
    Translation: hu » grease
    Translation: mg » grease
    Translation: ml » grease
    Translation: my » grease
    Translation: pl » grease
    Translation: sm » grease
    Category: simple:grease -
    Translation: fi » grease
    Translation: tl » grease
    Translation: ta » grease
    Translation: te » grease
    Translation: tr » grease
    Translation: vi » grease
    Translation: zh » grease